Inscriptions from the John Joseph Mackley Federal Courthouse, Boston, MA and American Law
I have spent four of the last five days inside this imposing structure. I hope that sometime in the future I will be in a position to discuss why I was there. In any case, as I entered the courthouse this morning, I happened to notice a series of four inscriptions, three with quotes of former justices of the United States Supreme Court, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Justice Louis Brandeis, and Justice Felix Franfurter, and the fourth for the US’s first Catholic President, John F. Kennedy. I think these quotes sum up the best aspirations of our legal system. I earnestly hope that the judges and lawyers who ply their craft on a daily basis inside the imposing halls of the John Joseph Mackley Federal Courthouse honor those quotations.